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Nov 11, 2012 8:30am PST
outlet for his political energy. >> the super packs were able to facilitate a conversation. you provide voters access. >> democrat tim bishop, a five term new york congressman, was the target of another small super pack created to remove him from office. >> big hearts beat big checks every day of the week. >> he was hit by $1 million in negative ads and direct mail from prosperity for us. $750,000 came from one constituent. hedge fund manager, robert mercer. he declined to answer questions, but bishop believes he might have been motivated by bishops vote for new financial industry regulation. >> what it was designed to do is to fix some of the systemic problems that resulted in the worst financial collapse this country has had since the great depression. >> bishops was one of 63 house races this year where outside groups like super packs spent $1 million or more. >> what i fear we are approaching is a process in which elections are bought and sold as opposed to one and lost. >> bishop was able to hold onto his seat, still spending in races for the house, the senate, and the presidency b
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